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What are the 2010 New Home Building Trends?

Home trends for 2010? Smaller and more energy-efficient homes.  In the past, lots of square footage was most important, but now buyers are looking for a well-designed, energy-efficient home.  Members of the National Association of Home Builders were recently given a list of 40 home features and asked to rank which they were likely to include in their new homes and which they weren’t.   Results –

Features Home Builders Plan to Use in 2010 Features Home Builders Don’t Plan to  Use in 2010
1.  Walk-in Closet in Master Bedroom 1.  Outdoor Kitchens
2.  Separate Laundry Room 2.  Outdoor Fireplace
3.  Insulated Front Door 3.  Sun Room
4.  Great Room 4.  Butler’s Pantry
5.  Low-E Windows 5.  Media Room
6.  Linen Closet 6.  Desk in Kitchen
7.  Programmable Thermostat 7.  Two-story Foyer
8.  Energy-Efficient Appliances and Lighting 8.  8-ft Ceiling on First Floor
9.  Separate Shower and Tub in Master Bedroom 9.  Multiple Shower Heads in Master
10.Nine-Foot Ceilings on First Floor 10.Bigger Bathrooms

On buyer’s list of preferences this year?  Low flow toilets, stainless steel appliances, darker “expresso” cabinets, distressed wood flooring, and little, if any wall-to-wall carpet.